Please note: All credit goes to Malaficus Shaikan !
How Does the Game Scale Enemies?
Difficulty + Area + Time
The higher the difficulty the bigger the armies then will send. And the more aggresive they are towards you.
Where you start makes a big different. Some area’s have constant armies of orcs fighting you. Others you wont find an enemy for several turns.
Regardless of anything about the story is about the rise of the circle. A bunch of power hungry mage’s with dillusions of godhood. You arent a threat. Your an anoyance.
But make yourself a big enough anoyance(By not obey there every command and daring to defend yourself against there attacks) and they will try to put you down.
Think of the game as a war between gods and you caught in the middle.